Saturday, May 15, 2021

DA’s Shadow Minister of Transport, ''shocked'' that ''no improvements made'' at Netreg Train Station

The DA’s Shadow Minister of Transport, Chris Hunsinger conducted an oversight inspection at Netreg Train Station in Kalksteenfontein oin Friday.

Hunsinger visited the same station in June 2020.

He was joined by Mayco member for Transport, Felicity Purchase, and ward councillor, Angus McKenzie.

The purpose of the oversight was to examine the extent of the damages casued on the Western Cape’s busiest line, which is the central line, and how this impacts on residents access to transport.

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) reopened the central line in February 2021, which is meant to run from Cape Town station to Chris Hani station and Kapteinsklip, but trains only operate until Langa station.

Hunsinger says he is shocked that no improvements were made.

‘’I am absolutely shocked and disappointed following the oversight visit at Netreg (train) station on the Central Line. I visited the same station last year and the comparison is shocking. The situation worsened extensively.’’

The shadow minister said that he had several engagements with PRASA and Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Transport.

‘’PRASA undertook absolutely nothing. This is not acceptable!’’ said Hunsinger.

‘’Millions of people are deprived of public transport, specifically Metroraill.’’

Hunsinger says he will meet with Prasa Group CEO, Zolani Matthews on a way forward

‘’I’m gonna share and demand a personal meeting with Mr. Matthews to discuss this situation and find solutions to address this unacceptable situation at NetReg station, and particular the Cape Town central line.



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